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Boundaries at Christmas

Anytime is a good time to think about boundaries but boundaries at Christmas might just be what helps you to get through the feeling of impending doom.
There is something about being confined to a small space with your family. With no escape to the shops, and alcohol at the ready, it’s a common occurrence for family festivities to turn into a full on family argument. Eastenders didn’t get their explosie Christmas episodes from nothing.

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What you need to know about boundaries

Boundaries are what shows others what we will and won’t accept and is based on our own personal experiences and values.

Everyone needs to set boundaries. Boundaries are essential to healthy relationships and a healthy life.
Unfortunately, setting and sustaining boundaries is a skill not many have mastered. For a lot of people, setting boundaries is still a challenge.
Having healthy boundaries means knowing and understanding what your limits are.

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Here’s why you don’t set healthy boundaries

Healthy boundaries are important for our wellbeing and relationships as it teaches others how we expect to be treated. When we value our time, physical and personal boundaries, it shows that we value our self worth. People are more likely to respect our boundaries when we are able to make it clear what we will and will not accept. 

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Dealing with Loss at Christmas

Christmas can be an amazing and festive time to be with those you love – but for those dealing with loss and bereavement, it can also be a painful reminder and a heart wrenching time of year. Grief and loss is one of the most difficult life experiences …

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